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Bawku
Basic information Name: Bawku
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1989
Country: Ghana
Mass:help 1557 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  LL5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3132 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Bawku

Ghana

Fell 1989 December 29,16:30 local time

Ordinary chondrite (LL5)

Two pieces weighing 1504 and 59 g, respectively, were collected by villagers from this fall between the villages Naarango-Anisi and Kpukparigu, east of Bawku, and recovered by S. Abdulai, Centre for African Studies, Cambridge. Information, type specimen and PTS, classification and analysis, olivine Fa26.8, pyroxene Fs22.6, 4.6 vol% troilite, 1.3 vol% NiFe, monomict breccia, S. J. B. Reed, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, U. K. See also Reed and Chinner (1993).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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Geography:

Ghana
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (11° 5'N, 0° 11'W)
     Recommended::   (11° 5'N, 0° 11'W)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Upper East, Ghana
     This is the only approved meteorite from Ghana (plus 1 impact crater)
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